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May 6, 2019

On today’s episode: The cattle market update looks at the downward trends; the Kansas Land Values Book is now available from K-State Research and Extension; ag news; and the benefits of 4-H youngsters learning to care for large and small animals.

00:01:29 – Cattle Market Update: Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University comments on the cattle market scene:  He responds to the tumble in cattle prices over the last several days and offers his thoughts on whether domestic and export beef demand can stem the bearish tide currently in the market.

00:12:59 – Kansas Land Values Book: K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor announces that K-State's new Kansas Land Values Book is available to agricultural producers and others with an interest in farm and ranch land value trends ... it features county-by-county land values that can be used as a benchmark for determining the value of a given parcel of land.

00:24:24 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:46 – 4-H Animal Projects: On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam Van Horn talks about how 4-H youth in the various animals projects learn how to raise, care for and manage large and small animals while developing responsibility skills.

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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.